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Genetic redundancy aids competition among symbiotic bacteria in squid

August 27, 2019

The molecular mechanism used by many bacteria to kill neighboring cells has redundancy built into its genetic makeup,…
Study finds warming waters drove collapse of Mexico’s jumbo squid fishery

July 19, 2019

The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico’s once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until…
How charming squid and glowing bacteria make a match in Hawaiian waters

May 10, 2019

Imagine you’re a plucky, golf ball-sized squid swimming in the clear blue ocean on a moonlit night. Your…
Symbiosis in the Genes

January 24, 2019

An animal’s evolution is not only a matter of adapting to external conditions, or what’s “out there.” Oftentimes,…
A Little Squid Sheds Light on Evolution with Bacteria

January 8, 2019

Bacteria, which are vital for the health of all animals, also played a major role in the evolution…
New Dental Imaging Method Uses Squid Ink to Fish for Gum Disease

September 8, 2017

Squid ink might be a great ingredient to make black pasta, but it could also one day make…
Study Identifies How Squid Have Evolved to See in Dim Ocean Water

August 21, 2017

In a new paper published in Science, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania provided a detailed look into…
Mismatched eyes help squid survive ocean’s twilight zone

February 15, 2017

From eyes the size of basketballs to appendages that blink and glow, deep-sea dwellers have developed some strange…
Novel tag developed for squid, jellyfish

September 30, 2015

Invertebrates, such as squid and jellyfish, play a crucial role in the marine food web and are also…
Unraveling Iridescence

July 2, 2015

Perhaps not the brightest of cephalopods, the California market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens) has amazing light-manipulating abilities. While this…
Grasp of SQUIDs dynamics facilitates eavesdropping

April 25, 2014

Theoretical physicists are currently exploring the dynamics of a very unusual kind of device called a SQUID. This…
Update: True Colors: Female Squid Have Two Ways to Switch Color, According to UCSB Study

September 25, 2013

The female common market squid –– AKA Doryteuthis opalescens –– may not be so common after all. Researchers…
Monster from the deep hits the surface

March 20, 2013

The giant squid is one of the most enigmatic animals on the planet. It is extremely rarely seen,…
‘Medusa’ and the giant squid: camera system captures first video

February 8, 2013

Researchers from The University of Queensland played a key role in filming the first video images of a…
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